Tuesday, October 12, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 12, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas OCTOBER ERALDZEITUNG TOURNEY TIM The tennis teams at New Braunfels and Canyon are tuning up for the District 274A Page 5A I FORUM PUBLIC WATCH i Cheryl Gilpin urges public to keep a close watch on the i activities of the Edwards I Aquifer Page 4A New Braunfels and Comal County since 10 1 section CLICK BO0 e Illl56825llooooi Mostly sunny High Low 81 61 Details18 DEARABBY 8A CLASSIFIEDS COMICS 7A CROSSWORD 7A FORUM 4A OBITUARIES SA SPORTS SA TV GRIDS SA City gives landowners in 10 areas 2 weeks to sign nonannexation pacts By Scott Mahon Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council postponed Monday night the annex ation of acres of land outside the city limits to give landowners two weeks to sign nonannexation But councilmembers went ahead and approved the third and final reading of ordinances to annex almost 250 acres of land on State 46 known as areas and The areas impacted by the post ponement included 5 acres north of Loop 337 Areas and 11 417 acres on the west side of FM north of the current city limits Area 13 190 acres north of Conrads Road Area 14 610 acres between FM 1101 and the municipal airport Areas and 17 acres on FM 758 southeast of the municipal Those landowners will have until 25 to sign and return the nonan nexation or restrictive The agreements would require landowners to maintain the current use of their while the city would agree not to annex the Mayor Adam Cork said the agree ments would be for either two or three or until the Texas Legis lature could find a permanent solu tion for protecting ranch and farm land against We havent completed all the con Cork Wed like to give the landowners two more weeks to See Page 3A CRAMPED BY GROWTH No bonuses for NBISD employees Photo courtesyTye Preston Memorial Library Involvement in the childrens programs of the library has mushroomed as the population of the Canyon Lake area has Officials said it is becoming harder and harder to fit the librarys growing book collection and program requirements into the existing facilitys Land donation should ease overcrowding concerns of Tye Preston Memorial Library I 1971 Pilot Club starts I 1972 Library opens with donated build books and all volunteer 11973 Harry Preston donates current Library named for his 11977 Original now used as the library was 11983 First addition I 1997 Second addition I 2000 Canyon Lake Commu nity Library District funded by percent sales By Ron Maloney Staff Writer CANYON LAKE Decades Carter Casteels Ilda Vernon and aunt Hellen Reese helped organize a group of women to found a library in her West Texas home When I was a little our Selma Rave was a great loved children and we absolutely adored Cas teel Id ride a bicycle down and check out The library was very important to our Casteel would learn that libraries are a cultural center of their communities and an economic More than 30 years a group of lake residents called the Pilot Club realized that and founded its own based on traditions of donations and By Leigh Jones Staff Writer New Braunfels Indepen dent School District employ ees will not get a bonus in time for In a 52 the majority of trustees decided the district could not afford to spend of the million it holds in Trustees Randy Lee Jorge Rob Johnson and Penelope Biggadike voted against Trustees Paul Fisher and Ed who wanted to accept Superintendent Ron Reaves The Grinch came early this Clark said after the All I have to say is bah Johnson indicated he might be persuaded if em ployees could receive training on new drugs surfacing in schools and the warning signs Clark students display when using He said his suggestion was motivated by recent drug busts on the high school cam pus see story But after listening to fellow board members speak in sup port of the he seem ed to change his I have grown tired of this he I have a bad taste in my mouth about this IN OTHER ACTION NBISD trustees Voted unanimously to authorized Facilities Manager Daryl Stoker to request proposals for repair and resurface work at the high school tennis courts and road surfacing for two new bus lanes at Memorial Elementary and Primary Authorized the mainte nance department to repair the high school field house roof rather than replace Discussed the feasibility of placing advertising in the high school gymnasi because I have a feeling that this is the result of a board who thinks we have money to Fisher said his primary concern was to look after the employees and suggested the board consider what it was like to live on a teachers When was the last time you lived paycheck to pay check he High school teacher Alan Trollinger said it was not especially with the rising cost of necessary We faced cuts this year that See Page 2A MANDV From Girl Scouts Kayla Kristina Kara Kelsie Kirk and Cassie Carpin say the Pledge of Allegiance before Sundays land dedication volunteer work that survive today in the Tye Preston Memo rial the Casteel family and Tye Preston representatives ded icated six acres of land on Dam Access Road to be a home for a square foot library facility that will replace the cramped library space donated by Harry Preston and named for his The new to be com pleted in will continue with its existing name on the land donated by Barren and Cheryl It will be four See Page 3A New Braunfels High School students were arrested or detained on drugrelated charges thte past Tuesday Ew Elizabeth and ale yearold boy were detained in related incidents after school offi ciate suspected with Gonzalez was booked for possession of less than 1 gram of boy had a small quantity of a prescrip tion police Michael Anthony of New was arrested for possession of less than 2 ounces of marijua Bulverde tabs female deputy for police lieutenants position Former Coma County Sheriffs deputy Donna OConnor has joined the newly formed BuJverde Police Depart ment Wy Staff Writer BULVERDE Officials here have tapped a veteran sheriffs deputy to be secondincom mand of the citys police depart which goes into full oper ation this Mayor Bill Cole said Donna OConnor was named lieutenant to Chief of Police Larry OConnor resigned a position as day shift patrol corporal for the Comal County Sheriffs Office to assume the job Cole said that the Bulverde Police Department would be up and running full patrols by the end of the month as its new police cruisers Well be running 24 seven days a Cole The department will open with its sergeant and one from the sheriffs office until when that deputy will be replaced with a police The citys fire Steve will he brought into the department as fire marshal and code compliance Cole Animal control will also come under the public safety The initial budget for the Bul verde Fire Cole would run about per This council used about of its fund bal ance to pay for startup items such as equipment and Cole said he wanted to thank Sheriff Bob who has pro vided law enforcement services to Bulverde since its incorpora tion in 2000 and who now gives up a veteran offi cer and Donnas going to be Larrys goto second u thank the sheriff profusely for allowing us to raid his office for an officer of this Holder said having OConnor serve the county community as a supervisor in its newest police department would help commu nication among in a he it would be like shed never Its in my interest and in the interests of our community that we have the very best officers in this regardless of which agency they work Holder When 1 lose a good officer who goes to another agency in this in a we still have her Nyauflp shes still serv ing this W t t had w i

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